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Update on EC proposals to amend UCITS, AIFMD, EuVECA and ELTIF to facilitate cross-border distribution

On 12 March 2018, the European Commission issued a proposal for a new regulation (the Regulation) and a new directive (the Directive) concerning the cross-border distribution of collective investment funds amending inter alia UCITS (the UCITS Directive), AIFMD, EuVECA and EuSEF (the Proposals). Please find below a summary of the main changes under the Proposals. What will change under the Proposals?

MEES: What information is required to register an exemption?

By Maria Connolly Since 1 April, it has been unlawful for a landlord to let a property with an EPC rating of below E, unless an exemption has been registered on the PRS Exemptions Register. The government has released guidance on the evidence required to register an exemption on the PRS Exemptions Register…

Getting the Deal Through: Fund Management 2018, Luxembourg edition

Fund Management traces the regulatory and legislative obligations facing fund managers balancing the need to maximise investment returns whilst also ensuring adequate investor protections in an increasingly challenging regulatory environment. Topics are written by leading experts and include: authorities responsible for fund regulation; licensing processes; territorial scope of regulation; required authorisations of fund marketing activities; […]

Financial Regulatory News Updates – April 2018

The Financial Regulatory News Updates: an overview in which Loyens & Loeff’s Banking and Finance Practice Group highlights recent legislative developments and publications of supervisory authorities in the financial markets…

Dutch coal exit proposed by new draft bill

On 19 May 2018 the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (hereinafter: ‘the Minister’) published its draft bill (in Dutch only) on the Prohibition of the use of coal by power producers for public consultation (hereinafter: ‘the draft bill’). The basis of the draft bill derives from international (the Paris Agreement in 2015) and national (the […]

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Cole flies to US practice

CITY firm Stephenson Harwood is losing high-profile litigation partner Margaret Cole, who has resigned to develop a new litigation practice at the London office of international US firm White & Case. Cole’s departure is seen as a significant loss to Stephenson Harwood. Her assistant, Richard Banforth, is also leaving. “They will be sorry to see […]

Wilde Sapte ex-managing partner bows out

WILDE Sapte’s first full-time managing partner is retiring from the partnership to apply his management skills to a consultancy firm. Philip Brown became management partner at the City firm in 1988 and stood down last year to make way for Steven Blakeley. Brown, who is currently on sabbatical, was unavailable for comment. He will join […]

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The junior criminal Bar has been feeling the pinch. The cause is the combined effect of the introduction of standard fees and the expanding network of solicitor advocates practising in magistrates courts, who continue to take up the extended rights of audience in order to practise in the Crown Courts. What is the effect of […]

Home working on the increase, survey says

Technological advances in law firms are increasing the trend for working from home. In a recent survey among 600 firms, 54 per cent of of law and accountancy practice members said they work from home at least once a week. The survey, conducted by law, business and tax publishers Tolley into the working practices of […]

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